We all know Charley Crockett as one of the best singer/songwriters in the game, and has one of the best live shows around as well. Not to mention, he has one of the coolest stories I’ve ever heard, going from a homeless street performer who traveled across the world, and ultimately became a household name.
With that being said, the man is back at it again in a big way, as he dropped his latest single “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Of course, the song is based off the 2017 best-selling book by David Grann, and the release of the song coincides with the Martin Scorsese movie that drops today. Initial reviews are saying that the movie is incredible.
Starring the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Brendan Fraser, Jesse Plemons, and more, there are also some country singers making their way into the cast listing, including Sturgill Simpson, Randy Houser, and Jason Isbell.
Killers of the Flower Moon is about the murders of the Osage tribe after oil was discovered on their land. It’s based off the 2017 best-selling book by David Grann.
Scorsese discussed the plot in a recent interview:
“Killers of the Flower Moon was a series of murders of Osage men and women to bilk them after the discovery of oil on their land. I was drawn to the idea of to tell this terribly tragic story that was never brought to national attention.
One of the keys that I was drawn to this work where friendship and love existed with latent extortion, exploitation, and murder.”
As for the song itself, it’s co-written by Crockett and T-Bone Burnett, and it’s about the series of murders of the Osage people in Osage County, Oklahoma in the 1920s. “Killers of the Flower Moon” was written two years ago, and recorded last week at Fort Horton Studio and Bud’s Recording Service in Austin, Texas with Crockett’s longtime collaborators Billy Horton (bass) and Jay Moeller (drums).
In good ol’ fashioned Crockett form, the song is a bada** western ballad that immediately captures your attention with a sweet acoustic guitar riff, as he proceeds to tell the story of the Osage murders.
Give it a listen:
Charley Crockett Tour Dates
Charley Crockett 2023/2024 Tour Dates
Oct 20 – Moody Center – Austin, TX^
Oct 21 – Moody Center – Austin, TX^
Oct 26 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK^
Oct 27 – Dos Equis Pavilion – Dallas, TX^
Oct 28 – Dos Equis Pavilion – Dallas, TX^
Nov 16 – The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon – Fort Myers, FL
Nov 17 – The St. Augustine Ampitheatre – St. Augustine, FL*
Nov 18 – The Sound at Coachman Park – Clearwater, FL*
Dec 9 – Lucas Oil Live at Winstar Casino & Resort – Thackerville, OK**
Dec 12 – The Theater at Virgin Hotels – Las Vegas, NV
Jan 18 – The Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
Jan 19 – The Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
Jan 27 – Tamworth Town Hall – Tamworth, AU
Jan 28 – Bar on the Hill – Newcastle, AU
Jan 30 – The Kings Theatre – Sunshine Coast, AU
Jan 31 – The Green Room Byron – Tyagarah, AU
Feb 1 – Eatons Hill Hotel – Eatons Hill, AU
Feb 2 – Anita’s Theatre Thirroul – Thirroul, AU
Feb 4 – Enmore Theatre – Sydney, AU
Feb 6 – Canberra Theatre Centre – Canberra, AU
Feb 8 – The Gov – Adelaide, AU
Feb 9 – Ballarat Civic Hall – Ballarat Central, AU
Feb 10 – Coal Creek Community Park & Museum – Korumburra, AU
Feb 12 – Forum Theatre – Melbourne, AU
Feb 14 – Astor Theatre – Perth, AU
Apr 9 – Apr 13 – Avett Brothers at the Beach @ Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya – Riviera Maya, MX
Apr 19 – Moon Crush Festival – Miramar Beach, FL
Apr 27 – Stagecoach Festival – Indio, CA
Jun 22 – Buckeye Country Superfest – Columbus, OH
Jun 23 – Buckeye Country Superfest – Columbus, OH
^supporting Chris Stapleton
*supporting Dwight Yoakam
**with Ryan Bingham